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Old 11-26-2012, 12:49 AM   #3121
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Unknown. I am breaking new ground in medicine as I am the only known survivor. Could be another 12-24 months but we dont really know. I am determined to ride spring of 2013 and make it to the S10 meet in Ouray.
You are not determined to ride again.

You *are* riding again.

All the best, and post a picture of your first ride, I like pictures with shit eating grins!
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:56 AM   #3122
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Thanks. Topknot?

I'm jealous, VERY JEALOUS. Amazing place!
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:10 AM   #3123
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I'm jealous, VERY JEALOUS. Amazing place!
It really is. Everytime I go to Moab I wonder why I ever go anywhere else.

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:16 AM   #3124
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It really is. Everytime I go to Moab I wonder why I ever go anywhere else.
How long did it take you to ride around White Rim on the Tenere?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:12 AM   #3125
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It really is. Everytime I go to Moab I wonder why I ever go anywhere else.
How's Moab when you're on a pure street bike? Can you get to some nice places? We plan to go there next year, but my wife is more or less street only on bikes > 250cc ...
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:52 AM   #3126
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How long did it take you to ride around White Rim on the Tenere?

Didn't keep track. We lost alot of time with the flat. If we would have had the right tools
it would have not been that big of deal. I didn't think the large bores cost us riding time.
We did the last 50 miles in the dark. Man I was glad I had that light bar on front.
I'll post some shots later on that. I also was taking more photos than normal.

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How's Moab when you're on a pure street bike? Can you get to some nice places? We plan to go there next year, but my wife is more or less street only on bikes > 250cc ...
Fair. You can see some nice mesa views in town and red rock coming in. The great stuff is in away
from the slab. Gemini Bridges has been graded to the point you could take a street bike in.
Especially from the back side.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:24 AM   #3127
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Didn't keep track. We lost alot of time with the flat. If we would have had the right tools
it would have not been that big of deal. I didn't think the large bores cost us riding time.
Interesting on the time. I read a trip report somewhere else where some big bores did it and and they were talking about not getting out of first gear very much, which seemed a little odd to me.

I rode it in May on my WR250R with my buddy on a DRZ400. We left our Hotel in downtown Moab about 8:30am and were back at the Hotel by 3pm. We made good time in places, also stopped to take a bunch of pictures, but were in no real rush.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #3128
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Interesting on the time. I read a trip report somewhere else where some big bores did it and and they were talking about not getting out of first gear very much, which seemed a little odd to me.

I rode it in May on my WR250R with my buddy on a DRZ400. We left our Hotel in downtown Moab about 8:30am and were back at the Hotel by 3pm. We made good time in places, also stopped to take a bunch of pictures, but were in no real rush.
First gear on a big bore is like third on your singles.

It was mainly first and second gear on the Beasts.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #3129
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You can see some nice mesa views in town and red rock coming in. The great stuff is in away from the slab. Gemini Bridges has been graded to the point you could take a street bike in. Especially from the back side.
Thanks for the info - I'll keep that in mind. Not certain what bikes we'll do that trip on, but it might be more street bikes (R1200R, Tiger Roadie). So that really helps.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #3130
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First gear on a big bore is like third on your singles.

It was mainly first and second gear on the Beasts.
Hi Pluric,

I don't suppose you could knock up a quick Google Earth Track (a rough one would do) and take a screen print of it and then post, it could you ?
Just so we (i.e. me !) can see where the best places are to go. As you know I will be two up so if you could bear that in mind.

I am working on that part of my trip at present.

Cheers Ray

EDIT: A photo of the screen would do.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:15 AM   #3131
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Hi Pluric,

I don't suppose you could knock up a quick Google Earth Track (a rough one would do) and take a screen print of it and then post, it could you ?
Just so we (i.e. me !) can see where the best places are to go. As you know I will be two up so if you could bear that in mind.

I am working on that part of my trip at present.

Cheers Ray
Having been to Moab a couple times. If you really want see some of the neat stuff. You can take a Jeep tour or rent a 4 -wheeler to see some of the neat stuff that would be tough on the ST two up.

You can also ride through Arches National park as it is all blacktop.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #3132
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Having been to Moab a couple times. If you really want see some of the neat stuff. You can take a Jeep tour or rent a 4 -wheeler to see some of the neat stuff that would be tough on the ST two up.

You can also ride through Arches National park as it is all blacktop.
Thanks for the post but to be honest, (at present,) I am sick to death of 4x4s. We currently live out of one and have clocked up about 40k miles in the last 16 months. I will bear it in mind though as I will have done about 18k miles on the S10 by the time we get to Moab so the position may be reversed.

Aside from that I have warned SWMBO she is in for a rough ride.

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:53 PM   #3133
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Pluric, watch your topknot is a legendary line from the movie Jeremiah Johnson. You know Robert Redford, before he became a Sierra club weirdo.


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Old 11-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #3134
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Pluric, watch your topknot is a legendary line from the movie Jeremiah Johnson. You know Robert Redford, before he became a Sierra club weirdo.


Watch your topknot
Oh.

This is getting too complicated to keep track of all this stuff....

Watch your topknot.
Don't let your meatloaf.
Keep the rubber side down.
Don't do anything I wouldn't do.
Don't drive faster than an angel can fly.
Don't wink at black Tenere owners or bend over to check your spokes.
May your only broken shaft be on your buddys Beemer.

I give up. I just wanted to ride the bike without all these things to remember.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #3135
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in the Virginia hills for a little trout fishing.
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